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The riddle of the labyrinth : the quest to crack an ancient code / Margalit Fox.

Author/Creator:
Fox, Margalit.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Ecco Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 363 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Inscriptions, Linear B.
Civilization, Mycenaean.
Kober, Alice, 1906-1950.
Evans, Arthur, Sir, 1851-1941.
Ventris, Michael.
Women linguists -- Biography.
Archaeologists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Archaeologists -- Greece -- Biography.
Summary:
An intellectual detective story follows the quest to unlock one of the great secrets of human history--the decipherment of Linear B, an unknown script from the Aegean Bronze Age.
Contents:
Buried treasure
The digger. The record-keepers ; The vanished key ; Love among the ruins
The detective. American champollion ; A delightful problem ; Splitting the baby ; The matrix ; "Hurry up and deciper the thing!"
The architect. The hollow boy ; A leap of faith ; "I know it, I know it" ; Solution, dissolution
Mr. X and Mr. Y.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-346) and index.
Colored illustrations on lining papers.
ISBN:
9780062228833
0062228838
OCLC:
841944772
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